Blog Tour: 'The Food of Love' by Amanda Prowse (2016)
A loving mother. A perfect family. A shock wave that could shatter everything.
Freya Braithwaite knows she is lucky. Nineteen years of marriage to a man who still warms her soul and two beautiful teenage daughters to show for it: confident Charlotte and thoughtful Lexi. Her home is filled with love and laughter.
But when Lexi’s struggles with weight take control of her life, everything Freya once took for granted falls apart, leaving the whole family with a sense of helplessness that can only be confronted with understanding, unity and, above all, love.
I don't even know where to begin to share my enthusiasm over the fact that there's a new Amanda Prowse novel and that I'm actually part of the blog tour today (with a big thank you to both Amanda and Simeon), celebrating that new release titled 'The Food of Love'! Ever since I picked up my first Amanda Prowse read, 'Will You Remember Me?', several years ago I've been a big fan of her work, and so far I've read several of her novels, such as 'My Husband's Wife', 'Another Love', and 'Three-and-a-Half Heartbeats', and have never been disappointed. Needless to say, I was really looking forward to giving this latest book of hers a chance! Be sure to scroll down to read my review of the novel and check out the blog poster to visit more blogs taking part in the blog tour.
Freya Braithwaite is one of the lucky ones. She's still crazy about her husband Lockie after nineteen years of marriage, they have steady incomes and a beautiful home, and, most importantly, their two amazing teenage daughters Charlotte and Lexi. But the bubble of Freya's perfect family life is rudely burst when they unexpectedly discover fourteen-year-old Lexi has been struggling with some serious weight issues, something she has hidden from her family for months. Before Freya and Lockie know it they are in the middle of a difficult and challenging battle; one that requires a lot of love, understanding, and strength in order to reach that one goal: saving Lexi, no matter what.
If you're a women's fiction fan and not yet familiar with Amanda Prowse, I kindly urge you to go out and pick up one of her novels. I can guarantee you there's a good chance you'll discover an author that will make you feel all kinds of things with her books, and read some stories that will certainly make an impression. I've been a fan of Amanda for a few years now and with 'The Food of Love' she has once again confirmed why I always look forward to her reads and why I'll basically read anything with her name on the cover without even having to check the blurb. This latest release is another emotional, realistic and heart-wrenching read that had me in its grips from start to end, and a read that made me both smile and shed a few tears.
The novels tells the captivating story of the Braithwaite family who suddenly need to fight a challenging battle against an eating disorder. The book provides a realistic portrayal of this and shows how a disease like that cannot just affect one person's life, but an entire family. I especially appreciate how realistic Amanda Prowse has made this story, because Freya and Lockie are not perfect, and the way they respond to and deal with things also isn't perfect. What parents would know exactly what to do in this situation, and what is right and what is wrong? It'd be a challenge for all of us, and that challenge is put into beautiful words and makes for a read I won't quickly forget. With 'The Food of Love' Amanda Prowse has once again brought us a captivating, compelling and touching read; she's without a doubt one of the best UK women's fiction authors around at this moment, so I can't recommend this book enough; without a doubt worth the read.